play hell with

idiom

: to cause many problems for (someone or something) : to have a very bad effect on (someone or something)
High oil prices are playing hell with the nation's economy.

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“Play hell with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20hell%20with. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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